I have finished volume 1 and started volume 2, if anyone would be interested in making an offshoot bookclub.
Hunter × Hunter 🐸 (Absolute Beginner Book Club) - Starting on the 27th of August
2 weeks left (gotta start preparing the next book club), good reading!
I’m in! I only just started reading, but I already know the series and know that I like it, so I definitely intend on reading all of the books!
Ye same I watched the anime a while back with twitch chat, so I know what’s roughly going on in the chapters etc. Idk how the forum stuff works but I guess we can think about that when the book club has ended.
Hi! I came very late to the party, nevertheless I’d love to read with you the next book on the absolute beginner club… I’m new to wanikani forums, how I’m I sure to know when the next book is going to be read?
I don’t think there has been a date decided yet, but it’s either 2 or 3 weeks after this one, so I’d guess end of november, beginning of december. I actually just asked this question in the main thread
Let’s finish this. Great 3 months we had, huh?
I’ll be uploading some polls later on to get some feedback.
And the book club is officially finished! Thanks everyone for participating, even if conversation was a tad bit nonexistant
Before I continue on, I would like to ask, if anyone would be willing to lead an offshoot club. I’ll post a poll about this a bit below to measure interest.
As promised, here are a few polls, to check how everyone liked the book and how difficult it was.
How did you like the book in general?
- It was great!
- I enjoyed it
- It was readable
- Wasn’t the best
- It was terrible
Difficulty-wise, what do you think of the book?
- It was way above what I could read
- I managed with some difficulty
- It was around my level
- It was somewhat easy
- It was way too easy
Did the grammar sheet (at least as far as it was filled out) help?
- Checked on it from time to time
- Not at all
- Haven’t used it
Would you be interested in an offshoot club?
- Depends on the time
As a quick aside, if you thought, that this whole reading thing was great, check out the next book club in line for Cells at Work!! starting on the 29th!
Thanks for creating and managing this book club these past few months, the vocab sheet helped a lot and I really enjoyed it tyvm <3
thank you for leading this book club! it was really fun to read this series i love, even though i didn’t manage to keep up the last two weeks but i’ll definitely finish this volume when i can!
Thank you for running this and for fielding grammar questions in the threads! Even though I fell off the ship mid-journey it was fun to read as a group. And the vocab sheets are still helpful for the latecomers!.(They’re also the big reason why I’m actually picking this up again instead of getting distracted by something new. )
Hi, I just wanted to check – has anybody committed to running an offshoot club of this? (I won’t be reading along, just need to know for organization purposes on the book club thread and master list!)
No, at least not yet
Alrighty; I’ll leave it off of the offshoot list for now, but if that changes, if somebody could tag me so I catch it, that would be much appreciated!
Hello! I purchased this book to try and do this book club cause I’m at level 20 WK and know I’m supposed to be reading stuff now. I started reading this and unless I constantly and flipping back and forth between the Google sheets and the book, I’m having a hard time on non kanji words and grammar.
Should I be doing more grammar learning before trying to read or should I just power through reading and bite the bullet. it’s just sorta discouraging to constantly need to reference the sheets for vocab and grammar
Bite the bullet. Even if you spend all your time with grammar and vocab, it will be hard the first time over. You need to grow your reading legs. It will be easier over time.
Okay. I’m doing the reading on my phone so that also makes it hard to flip back and forth between the book and the sheets but I guess I’ll just keep trying to trudge along.
It’s sort of a tough question to answer because it’s so variable what works best for people, but:
What I can say is that biting the bullet worked really well for me; but I know that not everybody has the same tolerance level for pushing through it. Early on, reading will always be difficult, even if you get a good basis in grammar before starting out, but the returns you get are well worth the effort you have to put in.
If it helps any, I posted further up in this thread my advice for people who are just starting out to read:
The biggest thing I noticed is that if you genuinely enjoy the material you are trying to read, it’s much easier to learn from and get value out of, even if the difficulty level is technically “out of your league”, so to speak. I learned a lot from Takagi-san, as my first manga, for sure – but my real gains came when I picked up things that were harder than that because I wanted to read them even if they were more challenging than conventional thought would say I should take on at that point.
I do that too, though my phone can put apps into floating mode, making looking up words effortless.
This is the main situation where I recommend kindle over bookwalker, because it’s waaaay ahead on phone.
Okay I’m starting at the beginning again and am gonna just try and recontextualize how I’m viewing this. It’s a language puzzle! Thanks y’all